Euglena's oil formation is suited for jet fuels
A jet engine uses kerosene, which is lighter than diesel but heavier than gasoline. The oil extracted and refined from euglena happens to be well suited to be refined in to kerosene compared to other algal oils.
High productivity and efficient land use
Since euglena uses special equipment for cultivation, it does not compete over farmland with food unlike biofuels derived from corn and sugarcane.
Productivity per acre is also significantly higher compared to many other feedstocks.
In our laboratory in Tokyo University, we have achieved 15 times higher productivity compared to palm oil.
Fossil fuels releases CO2 captured underground and releases it into the atmosphere, causing global warming.
On the other hand euglena absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere during production so there is a chance of reducing CO2 emission
if there are further technical developments.
In the future, it is likely that there will be more CO2 emission regulation for airplanes.
euglena Co. will be aiming to increase its productivity to provide quality euglena derived biofuel in a sustainable manner.